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imbrication

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noun im·bri·ca·tion \ˌim-brə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of imbrication

  1. 1 :  an overlapping of edges (as of tiles or scales)

  2. 2 :  a decoration or pattern showing imbrication



Examples of imbrication in a sentence

  1. <a scalloped pattern formed by the imbrication of the rounded roof tiles>



Illustration of imbrication

1713

First Known Use of imbrication

1713


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imbrication

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noun im·bri·ca·tion \ˌim-brə-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of imbrication

  1. :  an overlapping especially of successive layers of tissue in the surgical closure of a wound

imbricate

\ˈim-brə-ˌkāt\play transitive verb

imbricated

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imbricating




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